Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This picture has nothing to do with my post, but it makes me happy because I feel like it encapsulates Lisa's and my relationship. Russian Hitmen all the way.
Here are some things I am trying to be, especially in preparation for my mission. A few of them are successful. Others . . . not so much, but I'm getting there. Slowly.

I am trying not to look like a hobo, as Christine put it. This is one of the ones where I'm actually succeeding. I have yet to have a complete grunge day this semester, and most days I feel like I look nice. Yes. Quite the change from high school or freshman year, where I liked looking nice but definitely didn't put it as a priority. Huh.

I am trying to have patience. Whether it is waiting for my mission call (hopefully 8 days, can you believe it's so close?!?!?!?!?!) or the next time I get to see Spencer or the end of a work shift or all of the above, being patient is, always has been, and probably always will be very hard for me. As made manifest by the fact that I cannot wait 8 days when I have waited this long already.

I am trying to get up earlier. This also means going to bed earlier. I have found that getting up early in the mornings is becoming easier, although is still not natural for me. But I am definitely getting better, especially with the help of early work, phone calls, and Kate's radio.

I am trying to be a good student, trying to manage my time better on all accounts. Usually my time management is actually really great. Surprise! Unfortunately, certain situations in my life (see first two items in my being patient list) are making it kind of hard to focus in class sometimes. But I feel like I'm doing well in all my classes so far. Maybe. And keeping on top of things.

I am trying to pray morning and night and all the time. I am trying to help others whenever I can, even if it's inconvenient. I am trying to read the Book of Mormon every night and study Preach my Gospel. I am trying to go to the temple (which is really hard when your recommend has expired). I am trying to bear my testimony more often. I am trying to work hard and love others unconditionally.

I am trying to become the person God wants me to be.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I read this, and my immediate reaction was, "Rachel is such a beautiful, beautiful person."

Oh, how I love thee, Boris. :)